We merge the human body with the digital world to create new experiences. And emotions.Swipe for more
Experiences are sensory
Human experiences are rooted in the physical.
Neuroscience shows our brain integrates touch with our other senses to create a sense of self by owning our body.
An unreal digital reality
Virtual and augmented reality experiences are currently disconnected from the body – and almost all senses.
Groundbreaking immersive technology
We take immersion to innovative heights.
Our technology creates a sensory experience with lived emotions, truly connecting the body with the digital world. Its uses in our daily lives are limitless.
Our cutting edge deep technology uses two innovations to stimulate the body and the mind
MetaBody’s robotic interfaces interact with the skin, combining temperature, pressure and vibration to create a realistic tactile experience.
Our algorithms mimic how the brain merges touch with vision, sound, proprioception and movement to create and restore lifelike multi-sensory experiences.
Soft, flexible and tailored
We use a mix of soft and flexible moulded and 3-D printed touch interfaces tailored to each person’s body and mind for an optimized experience.
By combining virtual reality and tactile stimulation, MetaBody has already shown it can create and restore multi-sensory experiences in the real world for real people.
MetaBody tricked people with artificial limbs into feeling and using their prosthetic as a real arm, leg or hand, while lessening the pain of a perceived phantom limb.
Our touch interfaces worn on the arms of a paraplegic patient at the opening ceremony of the FIFA World Cup in 2014, made him feel he was walking. In other studies, our technology restored body perception and reduced pain among spinal cord injury patients.
Our technology has been used to induce and study complex experiences, such as the uncanny sensations of somebody nearby when no one is actually present.
Positively transform lives by merging our physical and digital worlds.
MetaBody at work
After years of research and trials at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL), MetaBody is now ready for use in daily lives.
Its innovative technology offers exciting and endless possibilities across diverse sectors.
From healthcare, lifestyle and well-being to entertainment, sports, the workplace and personal development, MetaBody can be adapted for different purposes.
We have created our first product using MetaBody.
Offering immersive experiences to transform your well-being.
MetaBody can help you in your sector or business.
If you want to use MetaBody for a product, we offer licences.
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Our latest news
Diego Hangartner, Metaphysiks meditation expert, featured on Forbes for his project with the Beyeler foundation.
Metaphysiks was accepted in the Ecole hotelière Incubator Program
Our Publications & Spotlights
Multisensory brain mechanisms of bodily self-consciousness
A flexible multimodal tactile display for delivering shape and material information
Assimilation of virtual legs and perception of floor texture by complete paraplegic patients receiving artificial tactile feedback
Who we are
Prof. Olaf Blanke, MD
World leading neurologist & neuroscientist in body perception & consciousness using technology
Simon Gallo, PhD
Touch engineer, 10 years of experience in haptics & wearable robotics to enhance body perception
Giulio Rognini, PhD
Roboticist & neuroscientist. Co-founded and collaborated with startups in the field of medical robotics
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Do you want to work with us?
Metaphysiks is growing. We look for different specialist skills and experience.
If you are excited by what we do and want to work with us, keep checking at our career page for new opportunities!
Drop us a line here, or call us: +41 78 88 01 476.